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Monday, September 23, 2013

Media as the finance intrument-Three: Panic in Mullapperiyar


Media as finance instrument of intellectual massacre
 Panic in Mullapperiyar

 Constructing  or maintaining dam is irredeemable sin as per the colonial gospel of environmentalism. Environmentalism is the  religion of the present times, with ecosystem as its god. The pseudo intelligentsia ,of course take pride in this neocolonial gospel of the religion as it has been established as the fashion of the day which updates the most selfish and reactionary instincts in man under the cover of ultra modern intellectual vain glory. The theology of  environmentalism propels a crusade against the supposed  human assaults upon astro- terrestrial system. A battle line is drawn between man and astro terrestrial system. As per the theological preaching of environmentalism everything within and above the earth, living and nonliving is sacred ,except man,   The  touch of man pollutes existence otherwise sacred and genuine.

                                          In India we have a  history of pollution in which the underdog working class races were estimated as untouchables who would by a touch pollute the virgin air, environment and the sacred body of the upper class humans. The political intention beneath the thesis of  the ancient untouchability and unapproachability, was monopoly of power and command of economy vested with the ruling race. Untouchability was a measure by which man to man relation was defined .The  power relations between man and man , that of hegemony and subjugation, were supposed to be scripted by the superhuman structure of feeling, designated god . The  hegemonic class with the aid of the holy scripture, alienated the subdued class from the area of power , with the hegemonic discourses of the divine(visuddham) and profane(asuddham-ayitham) The logic for the elimination of the human rights of the underdogs was environmental pollution

                                  The ancient discourse of human pollution was a  pervert expression of man to man confrontation at the social level. The idea of pollution, in man to man struggle for space and economy ,  was lifted from the intra-human level and posted in the conflicts of man to non- human surroundings with the emergence of the environmentalist religion.  The ultra modern thesis of environmental pollution is a tactical diversion from  man to man contradictions and brutal colonial repressions of humans by humans; Man to man exploitation has reached its peak, hegemony and rule of the neo-capitalist power have been established at various levels over the surface of earth . The hegemonic class at this juncture, want to have an effective discourse for distraction  from the intra-human scales  of hegemony and subjugation The modern religion of environmentalism, is the most effective discourse of distraction from the  theme of man to man exploitation   With the foreplay of environmental theology, the theme  of man to man contradiction is   pushed off  and replaced  by man to environment confrontation.

                            Humans on earth do have a history of using, the nonhuman living and non- living world around, for sustenance and development and there is no escape from it. It is an inevitable confrontation and conciliation. The economy of human existence was cultivated out of  human interaction with the astro terrestrial system termed  ecosystem and so the conflict and conciliation of the  humans with the non human material substance is basic with human living. At the same time, the history of exploitation arrives at a definite structure of feeling and meaning with the distribution of economy among the humans,( the economy being generated out of the human  interaction with the astro- terrestrial surroundings) .The story of humans falling upon or preying upon, the bio natural surroundings is consistent with the laws of necessity, as the survival of humanity is necessarily determined by the acts  or interaction of the humans with the surroundings. The power relations in the interaction between the human and non human  surroundings are determined by the politics of subjugation and hegemony in man to man relations. This means that  the amoral,  non-ethical colonial psyche that performs a  repressive distribution of economy ,determines, the so called assault of man upon environment.  It is the politics of man to man relation that determines the politics of man to nonhuman surroundings  and not the relation between man and non human space that determines the  political economy in man to man relations  Neo- colonialism projects the exploitation of nonhuman surroundings as the major issue   for it wants to divert attention from the murderous colonial  politics at the intra human level with the  propaganda of environmentalism.  Subjugation of nonhuman surrounding, extracting the essential useful mass or energy in the form of food or labour and possession of all that substance for oneself is the beginning of tyrannical economy . The contest for possession of the astro- terrestrial mass , among humans and distribution of economy in favour of the race or class with murderous aggressive power and regressive self is incited by savage biological instinct. Neo colonialism takes this savage instinct to the extremes, using force in the civilized forms of hegemony and rule.
                            The religion of environment and eco-theology are propagated with a definite political perspective just to make it a point  that assault upon eco environment is the seminal issue whereas  the human killings and genocides  in the trail of terrorism  , war , and starvation within the human community , and the extremes of exploitation, and murderous financial intrusions and aggressions  within the human community are not at all issues of human sanity or sanctity. Unilateral exertions upon environment violates, the reciprocity of taking and giving, the positive principle of inter action . It cannot be justified, but it cannot be exaggerated as the one and only crime of the humans ignoring what man does against man. Assault upon environment is only  the subordinate part of the criminal game, that, man conspires against man .But neocolonial forces exaggerate environment issue to mythical levels violating principles of rationality . They ask the marginalized nation states not to touch the sacred environment, not to pollute it ,because an interaction with environment ,which is the most part  positive, goes against their interest. They want to have the  virgin eco-prospects of nature untouched by the third rate human race for they want it to be preserved in its virginity for themselves for  their technological exploitation and persecution. They ask the  third  rate citizens not to touch or pollute the nature for they want to rape nature and squeeze nature to the extremes so that nature won’t have a life further. So they tell the world that the genocide in Iraq, Afghanistan and the terrorism they nurse all over the surface of the earth are minor issues when compared to the ecological pollution done by the  untouchable humans the third rate humans. It is the revival of  the untouchability- theology

                      Another great joke in this context is the modern mythology of biocentrism and its thesis that the eco-biotic system with all its minute structures of organism ,is central to human survival and so the eco surroundings are more significant than human life. The glaring contradiction in this argument is, that it admits the fact that human necessity is the factor that determines the value and significance of the eco- environment substance. There is nothing wrong in a statement that a motor car driver’s life is motor car centred. Similarly the bio-environment may be something important as human necessity. The driver is the actor and master of the motor car; the motorcar is maintained by man for its positive response that would improve his life. So the motor car is there, for man and man is not for the motorcar. In the same way the bio – environment is significant only because it is a medium of man ;for his improved state of being; it should be there for man and for that sole reason it is important. The reciprocity between man and environment is a hearty relation but bio e-environment is no God or above man; The myth and mythology of biocentrism is sentimental fraud that would tickle the skin sensibility of  the people who lack maturation of common sense. But the point made by neocolonialism is explicit. Biodiversity is great. Preservation of bio-diversity is the ultimate mission of human life. The terrorist killings, genocides, colonization of economy and culture, exploitation of various kinds are all okay if you preserve the sanctity of the bio-environment undisturbed. This is neo colonial politics.

      Man is found distinct from other forms of organic dynamism by virtue of the enormous capability of interaction with the given ecosystem and Marx termed this capability of upturning the given material system, as production. Environment is the impact of human interference upon  the given material system referred to as nature. The fertility potentials of the given material system is invoked to its heights by human interaction and it is upturned  so as to release its productivity. The present ecosystem is greatly designed by the human interference termed production. Ecosystem as well as the environment is not absolute . They are not entities complete in themselves. The given material system is consistently transformed by human interaction, and changes in the  environment is the effect of that interaction. Environment as well as this material world is not static but ever changing. Change that does harm to  the fertility potentials of the material system is regressive and it regresses the development of the system and the environment.  On the other side, qualitative change that amends the inner structure of material system and upturn the system   may vitalize further, the material substance, and develop an advanced broadened system. It may improve the material fertility power as well as the environmental canvas. Progression is not elimination of what exists but conservation of the existing material substance in a different order in which the potentials of the material substance are released and improved at the qualitative level. There is negation of the system in it; but what follows, is formation of a system distinct from the earlier one,  It is  negation of negation. So in human interaction with the given material system, environment may be out run into anarchy. But it is an interim phenomenon that may be mastered to arrive at an advanced system.  It is wrong to conserve a fertile substance untouched or kept virgin frustrating its productivity. It is not ideal to be a celibate or virgin. So the virgin environment  untouched, is myth. It is unreal. It is a deceptive thesis and  the rule of a criminal game that would serve the hegemony of the global colonial forces.  Touch not the productive fruit, was the order of the ultimate Power in the biblical text. It was forbidden because God is  the monopoly of creation or production. A touch upon the productivity of the given system may challenge the monopoly in the area of meta narratives of production. This is the law of the sacred Old Testament.   The curse of sin falls upon man as he realizes his own biological productive power. He is estimated  sinner for the simple reason that  the potentials of biological productivity are stimulated.   If the third rate citizens, or marginalized outcast race stimulate the potentials of water so as to generate electricity it will be blocked in the holy name of environment. It is a prohibition imposed to serve the monopoly of energy production by god and god-men
                              The colonial powers confess that they used finance as instrument to establish cultural and  political hegemony over the third rate  populations, through  god-men, churches and spiritual -charity institutions. God or faith  or funded spiritual institution was and is a medium by which  financial colonizing is effectively done. This system is still maintained. While maintaining the system, the neo colonial institutions understand that faith or god is a phenomenon that would fail to appeal the secular polity. So they created an army parallel to the funded Salvation Army and voluntary institutions of God . This brand of neo-colonial army deployed by financial colonialism in the secular front is known as non governmental organization with behaving masks such as human rights, environment, gender rights. ethnic identity ,women empowerment  poverty alleviation and development. The nongovernmental organizations are deployed to weaken invalidate and subvert the governmental organizations of third rate         citizens’ governments. They are complementary to the terrorist outfits financed by the colonial forces with the project of destabilizing the third rate citizens’ governments. The spiritual charity organizations,(traditional voluntary institutions of colonial finance) non governmental organizations and the terrorist organizations  all together raise a situation of disrupted economy and chaos in the states under their siege and that is what is  happening in India now .Among the themes globally played by the N.G.Os, environment happens to be the most prominent one because sterilization of production in the third rate states is the major agenda of colonialism and a heated performance resisting interaction with the environment would stall production and sustain the sterility, termed virginity of the eco-bio-system as desired by the colonial masters. Even in the Indian curriculum, environment has been introduced as novel measure of faith by which the value of text under learning is estimated, and god has been reduced to a complementary measure of faith  to environment, as secular polity is the major target of neocolonialism.  With faith in god you cannot convert a secular mind to a believer. But the religion of environment does it.
        In our country, dam for irrigation and electricity  is the progenitor of industrial production and modern agriculture. A dam at the level of Bhakranangal is a unifying force that holds the people of Indian subcontinent into the great feeling of cultural oneness. A dam as it runs water through desert and soil for irrigation renovates the eco-foundation and gives a new birth to the eco strata pushing forth its fertility. The hydro electric dams that heighten the potentials of water also raise a great positive impact upon eco-strata . Dam is also a defence against natural calamities. A half century old dam is part of the existing ecosystem. Dam is material structure of subsistence and power. It happens to be a social discourse in Thoppil Bhasi and aesthetic discourse in Kumaranasan and G.Sankarakurup
                        A dam pretty old may collapse , and we do have measures of disaster management and measures for deactivating dams to disuse phase by phase.  It may be done if it is found inevitable At the same time it may be remembered that death of a dam is unbearable to the eco-fertility in the space of human living
            The religion of environmentalism is of course opposed to dam and a dam phobia has been nurtured by the stooges of finance colonialism. The media houses in Kerala raised a chorus against the Mullapperiyar dam that sustains a huge population ,whether it be Malyalee  or Tamilian. One may feel that it is not so accidental that a film with  collapse of dam as its subject was manufactured during the same period of Mullapperiyar panic. Another important aspect  that deserves the  vigil of our society is that the mercenaries of colonialism have been  targeting sabotage of dams. The anti dam campaign  managed by the environmentalists
cannot be taken in isolation  but be read along with the colonial agenda  of sabotage and terrorism focusing our power houses of  agriculture and industry. Anxiety or fear is a necessity to a certain extent for a dam centuries old may fall at any moment. Precaution and preparedness of disaster management is also necessity. But when the alarm bell is struck at the wrong moment disproportionate to the point of necessity, it definitely corresponds to some treacherous planning. The terror and atmosphere of panic created by the unified chorus of the media joins the stream of terrorist activism in our country, as terrorizing and breaking the psychic rationality with excess of fear  and cultivating the horror sensibility is the need of terrorism. Mullapperiyar panic was a rehearsal of terrorism or precursor of some terrorist agenda focusing our hydro circular stations; People from two Kerala districts lived in great fear that their lives and belongings would be demolished today or tomorrow. An ethnic riot was on the anvil but when the Tamils retaliated it subsided. Nothing happened even after a substantial period and the traders of panic and psychic disaster were frustrated .The people thrown into psychic melodrama of fear witnessed a silent shameless with drawl of the media terrorists from the scene ,along with god men of the environment myth. Now let them pray for a huge disaster or an episode of  terror that would justify their story of Mullapperiyar panic
              It is true that we have reason to be cautious. But the way the media projected endosulfan tragedy or mullapperiyar issue toed the line of environmental terrorism
                    In the solar issue . Indian energy economy  is subjugated to the fraudulent US solar manufactures by the W.T.O. agreement.  It is done in the holy name of environment but it invites total  disorder and anarchy in the energy generation and distribution that would pauperize our energy economy
                In the endosulfan issue  the inner story is that of the conflict between the manufacturers of generic pesticides and patented pesticides. The German company, Bayer was the major manufacturer and exporter of endosulfan ,a generic pesticide, at the inter national level.  With the commencement of the patent law, the Bayer company stopped manufacturing  endosulfan and started  manufacturing patented pesticide by virtue of which Indian companies became the major exporter of the generic pesticide. Monopoly of the production  and marketing, is the explicit intention of the patent law .  Kasargode tragedy is  the out come of a planned act of  massacre and genetic assault just to prove  that the generic pesticides should be ousted from the market generating apprehensions of damages. Environmentalists at the beck and call of the funding agencies were waiting for an occasion to celebrate their doctrines of faith, and they served their masters  projecting this villainy of market as the holy sacrifice for the cause of environment, This is another  gruesome instance of  environmental terrorism served in the interest of financial colonialism
       Environmentalists as they take up the cause of the patented  commodities,  prove their mettle as the paid environmental terrorists--- terrorizing people in the name of the great god –environment
     Panic in Mullapperiyar is an instance of media terrorism as well as environmental terrorism associated to dam-phobia
s.sudhish